Page 73 to Honor Quiara Alegría Hudes at Spring Celebration
Daphne Rubin-Vega will host the evening's festivities at Tribeca Rooftop.
Page 73 announced today that the 2018 Spring Celebration will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue) and Page 73 supporters Mary Lee and David Jones. The Spring Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at Tribeca Rooftop.
Daphne Rubin-Vega, who currently stars in Hudes's new musical Miss You Like Hell at the Public Theater, will serve as master of ceremonies for the celebration, which will also feature music by 2018 Interstate 73 member Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop). Musical selections will be performed by Liz Lark Brown and Cicily Daniels.
There will also be appearances by director Morgan Gould (Kentucky) and participants in the Page 73 New Play Bake Off. Artists are given one hour to write page 73 of a brand new play based on three "ingredients" given the night of the benefit, and this year's Bake Off will feature playwrights John J. Caswell Jr., Leah Nanako Winkler, and Keelay Gipson. Marinda Anderson, Megan Hill, David Ryan Smith, and Mary Testa will perform the new scripts.
For the past 20 years, Page 73 has become the premier organization for producing New York and world premieres that mark a playwright's professional New York debut. Page 73 has supported, developed, and produced over 100 playwrights whose works have gone on to earn MacArthur Genius grants, Obies, Pulitzers, and critically acclaimed productions nationally and worldwide.